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  2. Maximussfu

    Homeless ships

    Can I contact admin?? I'ts important. Regards.
  3. Today
  4. Maximussfu

    Never thought Cunard and P&O

    Where is moderator?? I'ts important. Thanks.
  5. towny44

    Lock Down

    Of the experts Van Tam has so far been the one that seems to have the most sensible approach to how we should handle this pandemic, and while his 99% might be a tad too optimistic, I take him to mean that once the vulnerable are vaccinated the pressures on the NHS will ease dramatically, thus allowing enough relaxation of the rules to enable the economy to start a strong and steady improvement.
  6. HLM

    Newbie Cruser

    See the contact us link on the bottom left of this page. HLM.
  7. HLM

    Lock Down

    I'm very sceptical that it will eliminate 99% of hospital admissions and deaths. Throughout this pandemic the governments main message has been "stay home, stop the spread, protect the NHS" we've endured two national lockdown and various other measures such as face masks etc all to stop the spread, yet those who the government claim to be the super spreaders are very unlikely to be vaccinated any time soon, it's already been said there is no timeframe for when the general population will get vaccinated, seems a strange strategy to me?? Like millions across the country I've put my life on hold to protect others, I've worked throughout putting myself and family at risk, as a thank you will have a pay freeze for the foreseeable future and to top it all off will not be eligible for the vaccine for quite a while yet. As you can probably guess by this rant I'm pretty cheesed off with it all. HLM.
  8. Maximussfu

    Newbie Cruser

    Can I contact Administration? It is important. Thanks.
  9. Yesterday
  10. towny44

    Lock Down

    Van Tam said on Wednesday that once the vulnerable and over 65s were vaccinated that should eliminate 99% of hospitalization and deaths. So the pressure on the NHS will be relieved which is the major problem we have. The 17 to 65 yr olds can then be vaccinated which hopefully will slow the infection rate down to a trickle.
  11. Maximussfu

    Cunard Christmas Canaries Cruise

    Can I contact Administration? It is about advertisement on your website. Regards.
  12. HLM

    Lock Down

    Absolutely Sinbad can't disagree, but the difference is there a lot is still unknown about this virus or it's longterm effects. What is also baffling is they are vaccinating the most vulnerable to stop them getting the virus, yet from what the scientists are saying those spreading the virus are the younger generation yet no immediate plans to vaccinate them, so the while young super spreaders continue to spread the virus I can't see no end to this, it'll continue to go round and round in circles. HLM.
  13. sinbad10

    Lock Down

    Dont think any vaccine gives you total immunity for many viruses and illnesses.
  14. towny44

    Lock Down

    We are fortunate to be among the first who will receive the vaccine, or maybe not so fortunate since that probably means we have less time to enjoy its protection. With that in mind we will certainly be on our next booked cruise in July if it goes ahead as planned, even with the proposed social distancing measures and going ashore only on limited shore excursion tours.
  15. HLM

    Lock Down

    Whilst the news is positive about a vaccine, I think there should still be a lot of caution. From what I understand the vaccine like the current flu jab doesn't give total immunity but will stop hospitalisation in many cases, they also don't know yet if it can still be transmitted by those immunised to those who ain't. When you look at how it's going to be rolled out the likelihood of it getting it to the mass population any time soon is still a long, long way away. As someone who falls into the unlikely to get a vaccine category, there's still to much uncertainty for me for me to be confident enough to cruise or travel abroad. HLM.
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  17. afcandrew

    Lock Down

    I hope you are right but will it depend upon how soon vaccination programmes start in other countries? Someone on another forum has suggested that France will not start a significant roll-out until April...?
  18. 2torts

    Lock Down

    I couldn’t get on the forum for a few days either. It’s now exactly 1 year since we were on a ship so hopefully we’ll soon be jabbed & back on board in the spring.
  19. DavidH

    Lock Down

    Hi Andrew, Apologies for the delayed response. I've been unable to access the Forum website for the last few days for some reason. Don't know if anyone else has experienced the same "timed out" issue? As for the itinerary, I'm waiting until we get confirmation of the booking and our cabin allocation before considering whether or not to go ahead. I'll check the itinerary at that point - hopefully, during the course of the next week. Regards, DavidH
  20. Oldworldtraveller

    Lock Down

    With the announcement of a vaccine it looks like cruising could come back sooner than many expected. It is now up to the regulators, fingers crossed.
  21. Earlier
  22. Countrygirl

    Lock Down

    As I mentioned in another post our cruise on Arcadia late April 2021 has now been cancelled. We have rebooked for 2022. Fingers crossed we get our November 2021 cruise to the Caribbean. We could do with a break as we haven’t been out of our village since March.
  23. afcandrew

    Lock Down

    Sorry to hear that David, but inevitable really. Is the 2022 itinerary identical?
  24. Stevenjab

    What's with the silly pop up???

    I never got a validation mail either..Even after trying to get a new password validation mail.So i gave up trying..Logged in today and got an notice from the admin saying ive been validated..So if anyone else finds that they cant get there email validated just wait a few days and just keep logging in.. Hope this helps ppl with the same problem
  25. DavidH

    Lock Down

    Received an email from HAL in the early hours of this morning giving us an update on our planned cruise of Japan and Russia, scheduled for April 2021. Bear in mind that this trip was a already a re-booking of our cancelled April 2020 cruise. Referring to the recently released Framework for Conditional Sailing from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this is what they had to tell us:- "As we continue to prepare and develop our plans, we have made the decision to extend our pause in cruise operations for all departures through March 31, 2021, cruises of eight days or longer that call at a U.S. port through November 1, 2021, and select longer cruise itineraries departing this spring. As a result, your upcoming voyage has been affected. You will be automatically re-booked on the below voyage with your cruise fare and promotions protected, in the same (or equivalent) stateroom category. As a gesture of our appreciation, an Onboard Credit (OBC) will be applied to your new booking of USD $150 per person (up to USD $300 per stateroom). Noordam (Voyage N123), Monday, April 11, 2022, 14-day Japan and Russia." Can't say as I'm surprised and at least we've been given plenty of notice. We've been advised that the re-booking confirmation will be sent to us by 8 December 2020 and, at that point, we can raise any queries or "consider an alternate sailing" either via our Agent or direct with their Southampton office. In the current climate, I thought members might find it helpful to know the thinking from across the pond. DavidH
  26. sinbad10

    Lock Down

    We have only yesterday transferred our May 2021 cruise on Britannia to a May 2022 cruise. It might well sail but do not like the thought of the restrictions being rumoured at the moment and think it is a bit early to hope cruising will be back to something normal.
  27. Captain Kidd II

    Lock Down

    We are hoping restrictions will start to be reduced during 2021. We still have 2 cruises booked for next year with booking and preregistrations for 2 cruises in 2022. We just do not want to see life to pass us by waiting for so called normality to return.
  28. afcandrew

    Lock Down

    I would prefer not to cruise whilst restrictions are in place and certainly wouldn't want to do so as a solo traveller. My cruise booked for next June is with a friend and is very port-intensive within Northern Europe. Fortunately, Fred Olsen are being very flexible in the current circumstances. I have pre-registered with P&O (via Bolsover) for a Med cruise on Aurora in 2022. I've decided I have to be positive about 2022 and believe that either Covid will be under control by then or we will have developed reasonable ways to live with it.
  29. afcandrew

    Lock Down

    Hope it goes ahead for you David. The next one I have booked is a Fred Olsen to Northern Europe in June next year.
  30. DavidH

    Lock Down

    Back in February, HAL cancelled our Japan and Russia cruise and promptly refunded all monies payed. With the help of both Bolsover (through whom the cruise was booked) and Trailfinders (flights and pre-cruise land tour package), we re-scheduled the trip for April 2021. Bolsover have just informed me that the date for the cruise balance payment has been deferred by one month to early February 2021. I guess by then HAL will be making a decision as to whether or not the cruise can go ahead, thus avoiding taking final payments which would need to be refunded. If it does go ahead, we currently intend to be on it. Not sure for how many more years we will remain fit enough to make such a trip. Tempus fugit!! DavidH
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